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ASB Post Reflective Session Ppt

  1. 1. SI ASB 2009 Post Reflective Session 3 Cities 94 Students 55 Sites A Great Year!
  2. 2. The Mission of SI-ASB <ul><li>The Alternative Spring Break is to place interested and motivated graduate students, during the week of Spring Break, in professional work environments in the public sector where they can... </li></ul><ul><li>provide a service to an organization, institution, or community </li></ul><ul><li>gain practical job experience </li></ul><ul><li>develop leadership skills as information professionals </li></ul><ul><li>learn new skills </li></ul><ul><li>create professional partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>pursue their fields of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Students receive no course credit for this experience, but the School of Information, along with alumni and corporate donors, supports their travel and lodging costs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 20 Students / 13 Orgs in New York <ul><li>New York Sites </li></ul><ul><li>ABC No Rio </li></ul><ul><li>ARChive of Contemporary Music </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn Botanic Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens Union/ Citizens Union Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Gotham Gazette </li></ul><ul><li>Green Map System </li></ul><ul><li>Lower East Side Ecology Center </li></ul><ul><li>New York Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Metropolitan Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>The Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Cloisters Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Paley Center for Media </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal Link Foundation, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>MSI Students </li></ul><ul><li>Nan Chen </li></ul><ul><li>Noah Liebman </li></ul><ul><li>Ian McKilligan </li></ul><ul><li>Ann McWilliams-Piraino </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Pezet </li></ul><ul><li>Madison Stuart </li></ul><ul><li>Chih-Ming Yi </li></ul><ul><li>Beilei Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>David Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Ke Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie Ashendel </li></ul><ul><li>Jenica Baty </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Canfield </li></ul><ul><li>Megan Esseltine </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Henderson </li></ul><ul><li>Wen-Hui Kao </li></ul><ul><li>Adrienne Klum </li></ul><ul><li>Anita Shankar </li></ul><ul><li>Ning Wang </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Wolman </li></ul>
  4. 4. 51 Students in Washington D.C. MSI Students <ul><li>Janani Bhuvaneswari Sundar </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Doepker </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Fehrenbach </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Levitt </li></ul><ul><li>Li Li </li></ul><ul><li>Zhe Liu </li></ul><ul><li>Kumar Mayank </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Nagara </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith Raymond </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Shiffner </li></ul><ul><li>Chutimon Sindhuprama </li></ul><ul><li>Colleen Theisen </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Tomlanovich </li></ul><ul><li>Sally Vermaaten </li></ul><ul><li>Zhuo (Tony) Zhang </li></ul><ul><li>Lori Donovan </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Hickner </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Urmila Kashyap </li></ul><ul><li>Sharon Knieper </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Lankton </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Lwin </li></ul><ul><li>Katie McCurdy </li></ul><ul><li>David Quick </li></ul><ul><li>Angelique Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>Cheney Schopieray </li></ul><ul><li>Maurini Strub </li></ul><ul><li>Alison Trulock </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Trusty </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Yee </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Grossmeier </li></ul>Elaine Engstrom Christiane Evaskis Annie Fang Sarah Gurnick Emiko Hastings Ashwin Kailasam Malisa Lewis Chrysta Meadowbrooke Anne-Louise Mittal Beth Noyes Michael Perry Sarah Raezler Audrey Riojas Amy Stilgenbauer Rui Wang Lauren Wendel Emily Sanford Dawn Barton
  5. 5. 23 Organizations in D.C. <ul><li>American Library Association (ALA) </li></ul><ul><li>American University </li></ul><ul><li>Association of American Medical Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Community IT Innovators (CITI) </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown Law Library </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Museum and Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) Headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>National Public Radio </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Open The Government </li></ul><ul><li>Population Action International </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Institution: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of African Art </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of American History </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of the American Indian Archives </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Dept of State Bunche Library </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Dept of Transportation National Transportation Library </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Library </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Naval Observatory </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Reed Army Institute of Research </li></ul>
  6. 6. 23 Students/9 Orgs in Chicago <ul><li>Chicago Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association (ALA) Headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>Archdiocese of Chicago Archives & Records Center </li></ul><ul><li>Cabrini Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Park District </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia College Chicago Library </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>MSI Students </li></ul><ul><li>Garima Garg </li></ul><ul><li>Malhar Gupta </li></ul><ul><li>Zhenan Hong </li></ul><ul><li>George Ishii </li></ul><ul><li>Taeho Ko </li></ul><ul><li>Zhe Pu </li></ul><ul><li>Eunice Shin </li></ul><ul><li>Wentao Wang </li></ul><ul><li>Sui Yan </li></ul><ul><li>Ayoung Yoon </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Goetz </li></ul><ul><li>Kristina Weins </li></ul><ul><li>Evan Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Backman </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Blankenship </li></ul><ul><li>Mohammad Hadhrawi </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Harmala </li></ul><ul><li>Rahan Khozein </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Lauterbach </li></ul><ul><li>John Levandowski </li></ul><ul><li>AnneMarie Lock </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Strand </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon Wait </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adler Planetarium Usability and Visitor Experience Zhenan Hong 1 st year HCI <ul><li>Conducted user survey and interview to make </li></ul><ul><li>redesign recommendations for website and audio </li></ul><ul><li>tour. </li></ul><ul><li>Ran protocol as well as implementing usability test </li></ul><ul><li>for input devices of the World Wide Telescope in </li></ul><ul><li>visualization lab. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Jennifer Henderson </li></ul><ul><li>Office of the Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel -- Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Began compiling a database of past exhibitions from 1870 to the present taken from authoritative sources (Museum Bulletin, Exhibition Files, and Annual Reports) </li></ul><ul><li>Translated documents from German to English </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Rachel Doepker went to the Library of Congress and wrote brief guides for the online exhibit, “This Month in Business History” for Business Reference Services. </li></ul>Rachel (l) with mentor, Ellen Terrell (r) She also attended a staff meeting and observed reference in the Science, Technology and Business Reading Room. She composed two short guides; the first on the patenting of the board game, Monopoly, and the second on the launch of CNN. Source: http://www.cnn.com Source: http://www.hasbro.com
  10. 12. Heather Backman Chicago Public Library – Humboldt Park Branch Me, my supervisor, and my book display <ul><li>Updated informational binder containing articles, demographic information, etc. related to the Humboldt Park neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Created book display for library lobby </li></ul><ul><li>Observed meeting of reference librarians from north third of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Unpacked and did preliminary processing on newly arrived books </li></ul><ul><li>Attended storytime! </li></ul>
  11. 14. - @ NYPL <ul><li>This science and business library is needed in NY now more than ever. Think of it as a career center with research librarians; it’s a very effective combination. </li></ul><ul><li>I saw a ~500 year-old book, and it was a piece of art. </li></ul><ul><li>I wrote a 30+ report of my findings, and because my manager, the gracious Erminio D'Onofrio, said to hold nothing back, it included a one-page disclaimer/apology. </li></ul>Ian McKilligan
  12. 15. Library of Congress Geography and Maps Division Emily Sanford 1 st year LIS/ARM <ul><li>Project: </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a cartographic materials cataloger to copy catalog a collection of electronic cartographic materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bibliography of creators the G&M division receives materials from. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a finding aid for CD-ROM materials. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Taeho Ko | HCI Cabrini Connections Created a simple application that shows Tutor/Mentor program locations and other data on the map visually. The goal of TM/C Program Locator is to let more people become aware of Tutor/Mentor Connection program, and give them motivation to be involved.
  14. 17. US Naval Observatory Library ASB Washington, DC 2009 <ul><li>The Library: As the largest astronomy library in the US, the USNO supports scientific research for the Navy and elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The Project: Processing a donated collection and preparing selected items to be moved to the Library of Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: The Rare Book room filled with Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, et al; a beautiful building; and a visit from VP Biden. </li></ul><ul><li>From…SI Student Jessica Jones </li></ul>
  15. 18. Janani Bhuvaneswari Sundar
  16. 19. Smithsonian Museum of African Art African “master-piece” behind us With our coordinator and Mr. Obama <ul><li>Docent Website for NMFAA </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage is fully functional with features like docent can view readings, videos, tours, sample exhibits, directory list, about the museum, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>We also integrated a discussion forum (which is wikispaces) </li></ul><ul><li>We visited other museums during lunch break. It was a good experience and we completed the work within 5 days. </li></ul>Janani Bhuvaneswari Sundar & Kumar Mayank The World of Map <ul><li>Cataloging, organizing, scanning, and uploading images of maps of Southeast Asia area where I come from </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a tour in Botany and Anthropology departments </li></ul>Chutimon Sindhuprama The world of maps project. Working with Rusty Russell and Jim Harle. Department of Botany Chutimon Sindhuprama
  17. 20. Brian Wilson @ US Department of Transportation RITA NTL, Washington D.C. <ul><li>Project: </li></ul><ul><li>Created archival and record information retrieval guide intended for NTL patrons and staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists DOT record groups and record schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlines use of NARA online search tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides DOT, NARA and FRC contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes RM at DOT and common ARM terms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also: </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewed DOT Records Officers, NTL staff and DOT Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Toured NARA facility in College Park with archivist assigned to DOT records </li></ul>
  18. 21. State Department Ralph J. Bunche Library Sharon Knieper <ul><li>Assessed, edited and organized part of an internal reference wiki (edited about 60 pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Attended meeting with International Information Programs Bureau on developing internal wikis and various web 2.0 State Department efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Informational interviews with Chief Librarian, two branch chiefs, and head cataloger </li></ul><ul><li>Presented to library staff members future suggested improvements for internal wiki and what SI is like </li></ul>7th floor of State Department (Hillary’s office is on the right, I wasn’t allowed to take a picture of that)
  19. 22. Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History <ul><li>Processed 35 cubic feet of material for 2 collections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexander Binder Company (records from manufacturer of binders for company records) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Railroad Trade Literature (instruction manuals and marketing pamphlets for major railroad companies during the 1850s-1950s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explored the SINMAH “vault” </li></ul><ul><li>Guided tours of the Star-Spangled Banner “flagquarium” and Scurlock photograph exhibit </li></ul>Lauren Wendel, Amy Stilgenbauer, Audrey Riojas, Sarah Gurnick and Nathan Tomlanovich
  20. 23. Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History <ul><li>Supervisor: Jamie Whitacre </li></ul><ul><li>Project: Cyberinfrastructure Development of DNA Barcoding </li></ul><ul><li>Details: </li></ul><ul><li>Collected and organized the labeling, recording materials and data according to taxonomic hierarchies and data protocols. Designed the VBA program to improve the data comparison efficiency of plant DNA barcode. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: </li></ul><ul><li>Free IMAX Movie in Museum-This week special: “Dark Knight”. </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Tour: Special view each day. </li></ul><ul><li>All Gifts - 25% off for employees. </li></ul>(From Left) Tony, Jamie, Mon, Jim
  21. 24. Katie McCurdy - Georgetown Law Library I did usability testing of the Law Library’s homepage using TechSmith Morae. DC, baby!
  22. 25. Lori Donovan @ Library of Congress <ul><li>I participated in the digitization workflow in the Geography and Maps Division </li></ul><ul><li>I also touched Sean Connery </li></ul>
  23. 26. NARA Donated Gifts, Textual Records Ellen Wilson <ul><li>Processed, including rehousing and the creation of finding aids, the collected papers of Thomas Hubbard and John C. Reed – two individuals deeply involved with polar exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Selected artifacts for the 75 th Anniversary Coffee Table Book </li></ul><ul><li>Selected artifacts and records for the Public Vaults display on Polar Exploration </li></ul>
  24. 27. Brooklyn Public Library- Young Adult Services <ul><li>Produced YA pathfinder for humorous books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used Novelist, YALSA lists, and other selection aids to find recent, humorous books in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novel and Series collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used BPL catalog to determine item status in the Central Branch, made list of books to be ordered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observed Youth and Young Adult programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted in setup and implementation of “Teen Time” (gaming), “Toddler Time” (stories and songs), and “‘Tween Art” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provided directional and reference assistance on Youth and YA desks </li></ul>Megan Esseltine
  25. 28. Sarah Raezler and Malisa Lewis National Archives and Records Administration Center for Legislative Archives Very awesome elevator doors <ul><li>Toured a lot of cool places and met some awesome people </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluated and made recommendations to improve researcher access through website </li></ul>
  26. 29. Library of Congress, NDIIPP ( N ational D igital I nformation I nfrastructure P reservation P rogram) <ul><li>Mission : “to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content, especially materials that are created only in digital formats, for current and future generations.” </li></ul><ul><li>Primary projects completed: </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach web page – created guide to making “how-to” videos on digital preservation for NDIIPP </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility check </li></ul>Dawn Barton & Sally Vermaaten
  27. 31. Maurini Strub American University Instruction/Information Literacy Project <ul><li>Developed & delivered instructional content </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate teacher education course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses of Technology in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Met with library directors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learned how they facilitate research teaching via: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection development work. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Maurini Strub with Alex Hodges (Instruction Team Leader) Bender Library
  28. 32. New York Public Library Picture Collection (Mid-Manhattan Branch) Emma Wolman I helped inventory and process boxes of the Picture Collection’s oversize materials (posters, prints, illustrations, etc). There were really interesting items, and some fairly heavy-handed war messages that I got to unearth. It was a great project, albeit one that necessitated wearing layers and a scarf every day.
  29. 33. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION <ul><li>I spent the week working on a variety of projects and observations </li></ul><ul><li>I spent time with a number of different reference libraries doing both behind the scenes work (collection development, e-reference) and public reference (reference desk rotations) </li></ul><ul><li>I looked at the on-line guide to the microform collection and offered suggestions for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>I also looked at the catalog records and physical items for the Journal Citation Indexes for Science and Social Sciences and suggested possibilities for the future of the collection </li></ul>Jennifer Trusty
  30. 34. Smithsonian Institute: National Museum of American History <ul><li>At the museum’s Archives Center… </li></ul><ul><li>Processed and rehoused materials from Alexander Binder Company collection </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to make custom boxes for oversize items </li></ul><ul><li>Helped with foldering of 30 cubic feet of railroad trade literature </li></ul>Audrey Riojas

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